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F1Crossheading and Sch. 10 para. 2 substituted (1.2.1999) by 1998 c. 31, s. 137, Sch. 29 para.4 (with ss. 138(9), 144(6)); S.I. 1999/120, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 4).

F2[2(1)It shall be the duty of the transferor and the relevant person, whether before or after the transfer date, so far as practicable to arrive at such written agreements, and to execute such other instruments, as are necessary or expedient to identify or define the property, rights and liabilities transferred to the transferee or retained by the transferor or for making any such arrangements as are mentioned in paragraph 1(4) above and as will—E+W

(a)afford to the transferor and the transferee as against one another such rights and safeguards as they may require for the proper discharge of their respective functions; and

(b)make as from such date, not being earlier than the transfer date, as may be specified in the agreement or instrument such clarifications and modifications of the effect of the provision of this Act or of the 1998 Act (or any regulations made under it) under which the transfer is required on the property, rights and liabilities of the transferor as will best serve the proper discharge of the respective functions of the transferor and the transferee.

(2)Any such agreement shall provide so far as it is expedient—

(a)for the granting of leases and for the creation of other liabilities and rights over land whether amounting in law to interests in land or not, and whether involving the surrender of any existing interest or the creation of a new interest or not;

(b)for the granting of indemnities in connection with the severance of leases and other matters;

(c)for responsibility for registration of any matter in any description of statutory register.

(3)Except in a case where the transferor is a local authority, the Education Transfer Council shall—

(a)assist the transferor, the transferee and any other interested person in identifying or defining the property, rights and liabilities transferred to the transferee or retained by the transferor;

(b)advise such persons as to the terms of any agreement or instrument falling to be made under sub-paragraph (1) above;

(c)assist such persons to negotiate any such agreement or instrument and mediate in any such negotiations;

(d)prepare drafts of any such agreement or instrument; and

(e)assist the parties in executing and giving effect to any such agreement or instrument.

(4)If and to the extent that they are requested to do so by any person falling to make a transfer agreement under paragraph 4 or 7 of Schedule 21 to the 1998 Act or any corresponding provision of regulations under that Act, the Education Transfer Council shall exercise any one or more functions falling within sub-paragraph (3) above in relation to such an agreement, or an instrument made pursuant to such an agreement, as if it were an agreement or instrument falling to be made under sub-paragraph (1) above.

(5)Any transfer of any estate or interest in land under this paragraph or under paragraph 1 above (whether by virtue of an agreement or instrument entered into before or after the transfer date) shall be regarded as having taken place on the transfer date.

(6)In this paragraph—

  • the 1998 Act” means the School Standards and Framework Act 1998; and

  • the relevant person” means—

    (a)

    in a case where the transferor is a local authority, the Education Transfer Council;

    (b)

    in a case where the transferor is not a local authority, the transferee.]

Textual Amendments

F2Sch. 10 para. 2 substituted (1.2.1999) by 1998 c. 31, s. 137, Sch. 29 para.4; S.I. 1999/120, art. 2(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 4).

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Sch. 10 para. 2 applied (with modifications) (10.3.1999) by S.I. 1999/362, reg. 54(6)(a).

Sch. 10 para. 2 applied (with modifications) (E.) (31.12.1999) by S.I. 1999/362, regs. 54A(1), 54C(1), (as substituted (E.) (31.12.1999) by S.I. 1999/3297, reg. 2)

Sch. 10 paras. 2-10 applied (with modifications) (W.) (31.7.2000) by S.I. 1999/362, reg. 54A(1) (as substituted (W.) (31.7.2000) by S.I. 2000/1867, reg. 2, Sch.)

Sch. 10 paras. 1-3 applied (with modifications) (1.1.2001) by S.I. 2000/3209, reg. 5(2), Sch. 1

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